I've been meaning to try my lovely Super Takumar 8-Element 50 with some black and white film since I got it this spring. One thing has led to another and the months have slipped by. It was mid-November before I spooled up some Acros 100 in the Spotmatic and took a late afternoon stroll on the beach.
I love getting down to the sand just before sunset. My hope is always to get some interesting shots of people, silhouetted against a setting Pacific sun. As I arrived, there were the usual collection of folks walking their dogs.
And sitting with their dogs...
It was near low tide and the ocean had receded enough to allow me to get this interesting shadow selfie in the layers of exposed sand.
Two fellow photographers were conducting a portrait session with their DSLRs. The surf makes a great background for these kinds of shots. They seemed amused at the sight of my ancient Spotmatic and I got the usual "Is that a film camera?"
Up the beach, I came across some folks fishing and shot a series as the sun was setting.
I know that the capabilities of the 8-Element 50/1.4 Super Takumar far exceed my abilities as a photographer. This lens is pure joy to use with its exceptional build quality. And I am only beginning to discover the range of images it is capable of making.